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Fun Facts About the Respiratory System

Just like your heart’s job in the circulatory system, your lungs work is (mostly) involuntary. That is, we breathe without thinking unless we override the process by consciously manipulating the movement of our diaphragm.  You’re probably trying it right now. At all other times, however, we don’t give our respiratory systems much thought. As a […]

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5 Hyssop Plant Uses for Your Health

The hyssop plant, or Hyssopus officinalis is a hearty semi-evergreen perennial used for both medicinal and decorative landscaping purposes. The hyssop plant has been harvested and used for natural health since biblical times. This herb can be steeped and extracted to support natural health and wellness, particularly in times of respiratory or gastrointestinal discomfort. Keep […]

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Can Lobelia Seeds Help You to Quit Smoking?

Lobelia is a large annual or biennial herb, with a green and violet stem, green and yellow leaves, and sparse violet blue and pale yellow flowers. Lobelia has earned two fascinating nicknames: “Indian Tobacco” and “puke weed.” Lobelia seeds and leaves have a history of medicinal and recreational usage, some relating to the previously mentioned […]

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3 Key Potential Health Benefits of Schisandra Berry

Schisandra chinesnsis, also called Chinese magnolia vine, magnolia vine, or five-flavor fruit, is native to northeast China, Russia and parts of Korea. It is among the 50 fundamental herbs of traditional Chinese medicine. Sometimes the herb is mixed with other herbs, such as the concoction Shen-Mai-San, which is used for energy revitalization. The Schisandra berry […]

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6 Impossible To Ignore Benefits of Myrrh Essential Oil

Maybe you’ve heard about myrrh only in the context of the New Testament story about three wise men and their gifts of “gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” Or maybe you’ve seen the name show in some of your favorite essential oil blends (myrrh has a deep, earthy, almost licorice-y scent). But what is myrrh, and what […]

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5 Potential Thyme Benefits And Medicinal Uses

Thyme is a small-leafed, perennial evergreen herb with a storied past. While today it is used primarily as a cooking spice, thyme has historically had many cultural uses, including a symbol for courage, bravery, and strength for soldiers in the Middle Ages. The herb’s longevity is in part due to its versatility. Thyme’s active agent, thymol, […]

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How Detox Helps You Lose Weight

Your body uses fat to protect itself from toxins. The more toxins you accumulate, the more fat you have. Carrie Louise Daenell, ND wrote a great article, featured on the American Association of Naturopathic Physicans website, explaining how toxins make you fat. When you carry toxins—excess stress hormone and inflammation—your body seeks to protect you […]

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